Lee Joseph Jehle passed away peacefully in his sleep, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 93 years young. He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Patricia Lee Jehle. Dear father of Don (Glenda) Jehle and Sherri Jehle. He was the loving Paw Paw of Amanda (Nick) Livanos, Andy (Kristina Ochu) Tubbs, and Gabrielle (Noe Rendon) Tubbs. As well as the cherished Great Paw Paw of Isaiah Livanos, Cora Livanos, Trinity Borthick and Ashton Borthick. Dearerst uncle, brother, and friend to many.
Lee is retired from Ameren Electric as well as a proud Navy Veteran. Besides the love he showed for his family, he spent the majority of his life being passionate about sports. From playing sports, to coaching sports; to playing hockey with his son and brother in laws at 3am; to watching St. Louis sports on the big screen, including cheering the St. Louis Blues to victory in 2019 when they won their very first Stanley Cup! Lee also loved to bowl and would go on to bowl until he was in his 80's.
If he wasn't playing a sport, he would be eating his body weight in sweets. 10 scoops of ice cream with a side of cake and cookies was an all time favorite for this man. He sure loved his sweets. Another thing that made Lee special was his ability to bring people joy and make people laugh. He loved telling jokes; and if you weren't laughing, he would be laughing at his own jokes. He was the "Goofy" of the family. He made it a point to spread happiness no matter where he went. He had this phrase "It is easier to be nice than it is to be nasty". He would tell everyone this whether you were a family friend, a nurse, a teacher, or a random person in a grocery store. He went out of his way to talk to you, it didn't matter who you were, or where you came from. He enjoyed making people smile, and thats exactly what he did.
Lee brought joy EVERYWHERE he went. He was a storyteller, a song writer, a jokester, a smiling face, a positive light, a devoted family man, a best friend and so much more. Although Lee's presence has vacated this earth, he will forever stay in the hearts of many. He was extremely loved, and will be greatly missed.
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